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That stirring LOHAN motto: Anyone know a native Latin speaker?

What's this, then? 'Romanes Eunt Domus'?

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We asked for it, and we got: in spades. In response to our call for a stirring motto for the proposed Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) embroidered mission patch, we were buried under suggestions from all corners of Regosphere diaspora.

A proposed LOHAN mission patch

Indeed, so great was the response that it's going to take us a while to compile a shortlist, not least because there's some seriously dodgy Latin going on which will need to be verified.

Since native speakers are a bit thin on the ground these days, we're moving to Plan B, which involves tracking down someone with a firm grasp of Latin grammar and, critically, noun declensions.

Here are a few examples of your submissions to date, which may or may not represent a hideous affront to the language of the Caesars:

  • Colei canis in vacuo
  • Da Da Per Forcipem
  • Ad astra et ad taverna
  • In vacuo nemo clamorem audit
  • Pilas Ad Parietem
  • Veni vici ballocketi
  • Et anatis cum tape XL WD
  • Pervenientes usque pro stilo cælos in
  • Omnes vacuums hereditatem datæ sunt nobis
  • De ebrietate, ingenium
  • Navis volitans mea plena anguillarum est

As you can see, we've got our work cut out for us. There are still a few hours until the final deadline, after which we'll knuckle down to knocking the best efforts into linguistic shape and presenting them for the final vote.

You can chip in your two denarius' worth as a comment to this piece or directly to me by email here. Keep up the good work - this is proving most entertaining. ®


More from the lovely LOHAN:

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  • If you're new to LOHAN, seek out our mission summary for enlightenment.
  • There are photos our our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane here, and detailed structural plans here.
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  • Our LOHAN and Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) videos live on YouTube.
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